Texting is one of several important gameplay elements throughout the story. The player can (re)-view Max's text messages to get a better context on some characters and on objectives in the game. Some messages were sent or received before the period of the main Timeline or Alternative Timeline. Max keeps in contact with her parents, many Blackwell students and sometimes receives texts from unknown numbers.
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- Returning Warren's Flash-Drive - Warren texts Max to retrieve his Flash-Drive and he's waiting for her at the Blackwell Parking Lot.
Episode Two - "Out of Time" Edit
- Getting to the Two Whales Diner - Chloe wants Max to get to the Two Whales Diner to tell her about Max's power.
Episode Three - "Chaos Theory" Edit
- Getting on the main campus to meet Chloe - Chloe wants Max to meet on the main campus in front of the Blackwell Academy.
- Entering Principal Wells' Office - Max asks Warren for a way to open the locked door to Principal Wells' Office, he texts Max the ingredients for a pipe bomb to open the door.
- Entering Nathan's dormroom - Kate sends Max his room number if you look at the "Get well soon" card and mention Nathan when talking to her. She will then offer to get his room number for you.
- Max asks Warren for the photo - Max asks Warren if he still has the photo from the End of the World Party to jump back in time and save Chloe.
- Main article: Max's Messages
- In episode five, "Polarized", the player uses Max's texting feature actively for the first time to send a text message to David Madsen.
- Max only speaks to another person using her phone three or four times, depending on the player's choice to answer Kate's call in "Out of Time". The other times being: Max calling Warren to ask for instructions for the pipe bomb in "Chaos Theory", calling Chloe from the Zeitgeist Gallery after hearing her voice and calling Warren to ask for his photo (both in "Polarized").
- During Max's nightmare in episode five, Max receives several strange and disturbing text messages from characters including William, Rachel, Samuel and Pompidou.